TVMS girls send coach out with wins
Longtime mentor Tim Coberly retires
MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Middle School girls varsity and junior varsity teams send their coach out with wins over Philippi on Thursday night.
Longtime Lady Bulldog mentor Tim Coberly announced after the game he plans to retire.
“It’s been a very emotional day,” Coberly said. “But I was tickled the girls were able to end the season on a winning note.”
Coberly coached the team for 19 years. He spent a total of 21 years in the coaching fraternity, also serving as a mentor in youth leagues and the elementary divisions.
“I think I only had four losing seasons in my 19 years (at TVMS),” Coberly said. “But that’s not because of my coaching. It was the players out on the court giving their blood, sweat and tears.”
In Thursday’s finale for Coberly against Philippi, the Lady Bulldogs (6-9) claimed the varsity game, 36-27, as Kailen Yokum scored 19 and Summer Lewis-Smith eight.
Avery McDaniels led Philippi with nine and Olivia Wilmoth added 8.
In the preliminary JV encounter, TV (5-5) claimed a 36-7 victory as Yokum netted 10, Alyssa Swecker six and Kaitlinn Lanham five.
Middle school boys
TV splits with Philippi
PHILIPPI — The Tygarts Valley Middle School boys split games Philippi on Thursday.
TV took the varsity encounter, 59-46, as Kendall Armstrong scored 16, Ian Harris 13 and Wade Cabaniss 12.
Talan Stout had 12, Malachi nine and Kale Wolfe and Patrick Webster six each for the hosts.
Philippi took the junior varsity game, 42-31, as Kayden McElroy scored 13 and Webster 11.
Brayden Hedrick and Preston Sweet also had six apiece.
Jacob Wamsley led TV with 17 points.
Parker Bell chipped in six and Aiden Phares added four.